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Easter People

Readings for Easter Sunday

Acts 10.34-43, Colossians 3.1-4; and Matthew 28.1-10

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Wednesday 19 April

What does it mean to be an “Easter People”? It means firstly to be people who have met with the Risen Jesus and begun to experience new life through the gift of the Holy Spirit. It means to be people who are beginning to live in hope and not fear – and who bring that hope to the people they meet and the places they live and work. Paul’s words “set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth” doesn’t mean that we are to be so heavenly minded that we are of no earthly use – rather it means that we are to live by different priorities than those of the world around us. We are to be ambitious, not for the things of this world but for God’s priorities of faith, hope and love.

Question: What could you do to bring God’s priorities of faith, hope and love to the places you will be and the people you will meet today?

 Prayer: Lord, thank you for the new life you have given me in Christ. Show me how I can share that life with others today.

 

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Just Caring

24 April 2015

Noticing others is a gift, noticing their absence is even more so.

A solace finder has not occupied the space in a long time.

The fact does not go un-noticed.

A question is asked – his mother is ill.

A card is organised – he is remembered and his presence missed.

Easter outworking in a quite disparate community.

Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield 

St. Margaret 

14 April 2015

Easter people – St. Margaret of Hood Green, a waif of a woman when I first met her, but she had never had any great size to her. Yet she had the biggest and most generous of hearts. 

When turned ninety and still independent she began to fail. She stayed in her own home only because the dustman called every day and made her fire and loaded the coal buckets; the milk lady fetched Margaret’s shopping and the postman called before and after work. Margaret couldn’t understand their kindnesses.

For years though, Margaret had fed and watered each of them. The dustman an oven bottom bread cake filled with ham, the postie and milk lady receive similar and regular benefits of Margaret’s simplest of generocities.

Simple service repaid!

Easter lived out.

Rev’d Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield

Easter People

12 April 2015

I recall, as I prepare for two funerals, the people who I have personally known and had the honour of leading their service.

Those who I have ministered to over a number of years are the hardest and yet the easiest. Hardest because of the connections to them and easiest because the authentic heart of a relationship shines through even the sorrow of loss.

Yet in ordinary Christian folk, who have tried to follow Jesus make for beautiful recollections. 

It is Easter People, however flawed, that make life joyous through simple words and gestures.

Are you an Easter Person? 

Rev’d Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield

Competing.

9 April 2015

This is not a specifically Christian comment, but something of a spiritual norm that is confirmed by my own faith.

The drives in life which make us need more or try and achieve the greatest goal can never be a resurrection goal. 

“Life in its fullness is found in the quiet realisation of the blessings of today and not the promise of tomorrow. The most content (and holy) I have ever met are most often those who relish the moment and the interactions of the day. Those in front of you become the most beautiful and successful by their being there and not because of their achievements.

See Jesus and the lilies etc. 

Just be one of the Easter people.

Revd Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield